I prefer a world where every month I don’t have to wake up in the morning asking my friends in different cities in different regions if they and their beloved ones are safe after an attack. To me democracy is a channel to make EVERYONE happy so that no one gets to the point of attempting against others’ lifes.
I’ve always been in an inner debate in regards to the potential of democracy. I believe there is a number threshold for a democracy, after which there will be a constant opposition to each other. Considering the example of India, the sheer size, diversity and distribution (economic, class, education) always leads to a compromise of sorts that are not beneficial to all. Is there a point where meritocracy is more valuable than democracy, a question that’s been keeping me up at night.
Democracy is a complicated thing which involves a number of values that are not really compatible with each other. But what it has at its core is the sense that the people are the object for which government exists, and that the people need to be given a way to influence the government and to protect themselves against the government.
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